Days After Gurgaon Horror, 9-Year-Old Molested In Panipat School Toilet

Mindy Sparks
September 23, 2017

However, school principal Amita Kochhar said, "I don't know when exactly the incident took place, but before the exam she complained about vomiting and said she can not take the exam, so we called her parents".

There is need of creating a school culture of promoting safe and respectful relationships within the school and running schools on the family model of schooling wherein teachers are seen as parents of their students on the school premises rather than on insensitive factory model of commodifying education and children.

In yet another shameful incident, a 9-year-old girl was allegedly molested inside a school's toilet in Haryana's Panipat.

The assaulted girl offered resistance and was able to get out the clutches of the victimiser but was threatened to keep silent or else the worse would happen. The principal of the school, the relative also told reporters, had tried to hush up the matter, asking the parents not to complain to the police. Seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was found with his throat slit in the school washroom on September 8. The police claimed he had confessed and would be produced before a court Friday.

Reports say that the mother of the class IV student saw scratch marks on the minor's neck and back when she was changing her clothes after she came back from school.

Scores of parents gathered outside The Millennium School on Thursday and protested against the administration.

"We are questioning the teaching and non-teaching staff of the school and trying to verify details from the CCTV cameras", PTI quoted her as saying. He said the authorities are examining CCTV footage from the school and the department will take action against the school "if lapses are found". After the murder of Pradyuman, six central ministries have started working on a plan for school safety. More than 10,000 schools across the country are under CBSE control.

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